Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bacteriophobia: The Fear of Bacteria

Bacteriophobia is the irrational and extreme fear of bacteria and other microorganisms. A severe case of this phobia can make a person feel that bacteria will cause their death.

My niece just recently admitted to having this phobia. When she washes dishes she rinses them immediately and doesn't place them in the other side of the sink like some do. She feels that the other side of the sink is dirty.

Possible causes of this phobia are a person having a bacterial infection that made them very ill or witnessing the death of someone who had a bacterial infection.

If you suffer from Bacteriophobia please share your story. How do you cope with this phobia?


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